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Shortcut Chocolate Chip Peppermint M&M Cookies

Shortcut Chocolate Chip Peppermint M&M Cookies

 Here’s a rich tasting, very chocolaty recipe for shortcut chocolate chip peppermint M&M Cookies.  Everyone will adore these. The peppermint M&Ms add a great crunch and taste to these amazing cookies. 

 

If you have  been on my blog before, you know there’s a bunch of shortcut recipes that are both sweet and savory.

I love cooking and baking the “shortcut” way.

Let’s face it, we are all busy with family, work, and all the other day to day things we have to cram in.

These cookies were made one day when I was rushing around with the holiday season having just begun, there was a lot of stuff to take care of as well as all the other day to day things that had to be done.

However, I had promised my son we would bake a batch of cookies with the new bag of peppermint M&Ms. 

 He really was looking forward to us making them together even though he is capable of baking these himself. He’s 14 and loves being in the kitchen baking and creating really delicious main dishes too. 

We like to make holiday treats together. It’s kind of a tradition. 

So, I grabbed one of my many trusty boxes of cake mix along with just a few more ingredients and the peppermint M&Ms I was planning on devouring that night and we got to baking.

These cookies came out so yummy that I made a second batch to bring over to my daughter since she just moved into her new house. I knew her boyfriend would be there and her roommate. She said the cookies were eaten up in about 30 minutes. LOL! 

Since we didn’t use the whole bag of M&Ms, there were still some left for the second batch. I still had a few for munching on later that night. 

 Bake a batch and taste the dark chocolate peppermint deliciousness.   

Shortcut Chocolate Chip Peppermint M&M Cookies

Yields: about 22 to 24 cookies

 

 

What you’ll need to make these delicious cookies…

 

Ingredients:

  •  box chocolate cake mix, any brand works
  •  melted and cooled unsalted butter
  •  eggs
  •  mini or regular semisweet chocolate chips
  •  bag peppermint M&Ms, see photo below (try using any flavor M&Ms candies for a nice variety on different occasions)
  •  check out the full printable recipe with amounts below in the recipe box

 

Only 5 ingredients and you have a moist, chocolaty cookie

Ready to put these gems in the oven

Nothing is perfect and that goes for the shape of these yummy cookies

 

 

Here’s how the cookies are prepared…

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lay parchment paper onto two large cookie sheets. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, empty cake mix and with a whisk, break up any clumps. 
  3. Add in melted butter and eggs. Switch over to a rubber spatula and mix  until well combined. Dip down to grab any dry mix and mix into wet.
  4. Toss in chocolate chips and fold into batter. 
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, place mounds onto prepared cookie sheets. You should have 12 on each sheet. Try not to crowd them. 
  6. Gently push a few M&Ms into each cookie mound. Place in oven and bake about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, rotate the cookie sheets for even baking. 
  7. Cookies are done when gently pressed on top and they lightly spring back. Cool pans on wire rack for about 10 to 15 minute then slide paper off onto racks and cool completely. 
  8. Full printable recipe below.

Enjoy the cookie magic

 

 

Before leaving, here’s a couple more Christmas cookie recipes….

 

 

Shortcut Santa’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

 

White Chocolate Pudding Cookies

 

 

 

 

Print out the recipe below

Shortcut Chocolate Chip Peppermint M&M Cookies

Here’s a rich tasting, very chocolaty cookie everyone will adore. The peppermint M&Ms add a great crunch and taste to these amazing cookies. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, chocolate cookies, Christmas Cookies, cookies, M&Ms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce box chocolate cake mix, any brand works
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup mini or regular semisweet chocolate chips
  • peppermint M&M candies, or use any flavor for another occasion

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lay parchment paper onto two large cookie sheets. Set aside.

    2.In a large mixing bowl, empty cake mix and with a whisk, break up any clumps.

    3.Add in melted butter and eggs. Switch over to a rubber spatula and mix until well combined. Dip down to grab any dry mix and mix into wet.

    4.Toss in chocolate chips and fold into batter.

    5.Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, place mounds onto prepared cookie sheets. You should have 12 on each sheet. Try not to crowd them.

    6.Gently push a few M&Ms into each cookie mound. Place in oven and bake about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, rotate the cookie sheets for even baking.

    7.Cookies are done when gently pressed on top and they lightly spring back. Cool pans on wire rack for about 10 to 15 minute then slide paper off onto racks and cool completely. Enjoy the deliciousness! 

Love these cookies

 

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